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Studio Visit Magazine (Volume 34) Features My Painting

Studio Visit Magazine Features My Artwork

by Daric Gill

"Absolute: Contrive" in print
“Absolute: Contrive” in print

You can see one of my latest paintings in volume 34 of Studio Visit Magazine, along with a number of other talented artists. Studio Visit is a series of juried artist books with a national audience of art world professionals. You may also be familiar with their sister publication, New American Paintings (both produced by Open Studios Press). My painting, “Absolute: Contrive” can be found on p. 72 of their latest magazine.

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NEW “Absolute: Contrive” Painting Completes A Set

Completing A Thought Through “Absolute: Contrive”

by Daric Gill

The occasional conversational sidebar can prove to be a helpful way to add extra depth to a particular idea without stepping aside completely. As the Absolute series has grown, there has been several micro-series within the larger set. Absolute: Contrive and its sister painting Absolute: Construct are such examples. Both pieces (photos below) are the same size and expand upon similarly themed content.  Read on for more information.

Absolute: Contrive, oil on refinished red oak. 22" x 26". 11.2.15
Absolute: Contrive, oil on refinished red oak. 22″ x 26″. 11.2.15
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An Early “Absolute” Hybrid Painting

Recapturing “Absolutus: a priori”

by Daric Gill

"Absolutus: a priori": mixed medium and pencil on paper. 12" x 20". 10.22.12.
“Absolutus: a priori”: mixed medium and pencil on paper. 12″ x 20″. 10.22.12.

Today I re-documented one of the most unique pieces in the Absolute collection. This artwork is quite a departure from the rest of the line. While most pieces in this series are oil paintings on wood, this piece is a painting/drawing hybrid on paper. The under-painting consists of a mixture of gouache (similar to an opaque watercolor) and acrylic paint. Above that is a few layers of graphite pencil to add depth.

The drawing displays paper specimens much in the way an entomologist would display real insects for cataloguing purposes.

Absolutus: a priori, translates from latin as Absolute: from former. This phrase is taken straight from a branch of philosophy that deals with the acquisition of knowledge.

Read further to see the whole process.

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